Last week, during the 87th annual Idaho State FFA Leadership Conference, Melanie Searle from Burley, was selected to represent Idaho FFA members as their 2018-2019 State FFA Treasurer. Melanie completed an application and written test, and participated in an intense interview process during the conference in order to secure a spot on the six- member State FFA Officer Team. Melanie is currently a senior at Burley High School and has been an active FFA member for the past four years. Melanie is an honor student at BHS and plans to continue her education while serving as a State Officer after graduation this spring. While serving as a State FFA Officer, Melanie will travel and meet with FFA members throughout Idaho, attend the National FFA Convention as a delegate, connect with business and industry partners, and serve as a leader at all state FFA events throughout the year. By being selected to serve the state association as an officer, Melanie has demonstrated that her passion for agriculture, commitment to the FFA, and upstanding character make her an example all FFA members should look to. Melanie says that her goal as a State FFA Officer is to connect with students and help them find their passion in FFA. She is looking forward to getting to know the rest of the state officer team and being a positive influence in the Idaho FFA throughout the next year. The Burley FFA Chapter is advised by Sam Condie, Casey Sanders, and Joe Brown.
Athletes at Burley Jr/Sr. High School and Firth Middle School will benefit from the 2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. They are among 79 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $83,000 to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets.
The Idaho schools each received $1,000.
Burley Jr/Sr. High will use the funds to purchase uniforms for the school’s cross country teams.
The grant will allow Firth Middle School to provide balls and jerseys for the volleyball team, giving the athletes a morale boost.
The grant is named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who believes that teamwork, confidence and sportsmanship help develop high achievers in academics and in life.
Since its inception in 2011, more than $660,000 has been awarded to some 600 schools across the nation.
“All students should have the opportunity to compete,” said Lisa Almeida, Assistant Vice President. “California Casualty’s 67 year commitment to educators and schools also reaches to athletic fields.”
Public middle and high schools in the Gem State with an unmet need for a sports program can try for next year; applications for the 2018/2019 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants are now being taken at www.calcasathleticsgrant.com. The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2019.
California Casualty has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the “Wherever Your Journey Takes you…We’ll be there” sweepstakes for a chance to win a Dodge Journey, www.winajourney.com; $7,500 School Lounge Makeover®, www.schoolloungemakeover.com; and $200 Help Your Classroom grants, www.calcas.com/help-your-classroom.
Founded in 1914, California Casualty has proudly provided auto and home insurance to Idaho Education Association members since 1988. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit www.calcas.com/IEA or call 1.800.800.9410.
For ALL CCSD 11th & 12th Graders
Thursday, April 19, 2018
King Fine Arts Center
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Sponsored by H&L Real Estate; Teresa Loya, Broker
It's been 18 months in the making and it's finally DONE! A 30K square foot addition along with a major remodel to the exisiting 30K square feet makes a large and new school. There's also a 5000 square foot AG shop. School Bond money from 2015 made this renovation and expansion possible.
District Nurse, Kyle Hodges, has worked with local service clubs to provide AED machines in all of our schools. AEDs provide emergency care that can assist in life support until medical personnel arrive. We have already put one to use in Declo. Another safety measure for students, faculty and the community.
Instructor and students get to work to improve